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TW Metals Acquires Locate Supplies Ltd. In UK


EXTON, PA. (May 29, 2018) — TW Metals, LLC through its UK subsidiary, TW Metals Ltd, has acquired Locate Supplies Ltd, (“Locate”), a metals and plastics distributor headquartered in Scunthorpe, UK. 


Locate supplies a wide range of metals including aluminum, stainless, copper, Brass and Bronze, available in plate, sheet, bar, tube and extrusions to industries including engineering and food production. Locate also offers a variety of plastics, as well as value-added services from its dedicated processing center with water-jet, plasma and reverse engineering capabilities.    


Gail Thomas, Managing Director of TW Metals, Ltd, said, “As family-owned companies, Locate and TW Metals are proud of their heritage.  Both companies are nimble, responsive, and innovative in the ways we solve problems, answer customers' needs, and capitalize on opportunities.  Above all, our customers and employees are our highest priority and together we will continue to expand our products, expertise, inventory and capabilities.”  Locate Supplies will continue to operate under its own brand name.


Kirk Moore, President and CEO, added, “Joining forces with a company which shares our same philosophy is a top priority for TW Metals, and we are pleased that the current management of Locate will remain on board, bringing with them a wealth of knowledge and experience to our group. This acquisition is an important step in expanding both our footprint and capabilities and will allow us to capitalize on the many attractive growth opportunities within the UK.”


For more information on Locate, visit



About TW Metals:


TW Metals (TW), an O’Neal Industries affiliate company, is a full-line specialty metals distributor serving customers worldwide for more than 100 years. Headquartered in Exton, Pennsylvania, TW offers customers tube, pipe, bar, sheet, plate and extrusions in stainless, aluminum, nickel, titanium and other high-value alloys. In addition to distributing special metals, TW partners with its customers to provide innovative supply chain solutions, streamlining and customizing programs to suit specific production needs. TW Europe headquartered in Southampton, UK services customers from its dedicated facilities in France, Poland, Italy, Longbridge, UK. For more information on TW Metals,  visit


O’Neal Industries (ONI) is the largest family-owned group of metals service centers in the United States. Composed of six leading brands and generating sales of approximately $2.2 billion in 2017, ONI is based in Birmingham, Alabama, and has more than 80 specialized facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit .

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